Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you haven’t already, you need to start thinking about what to get for your Dad, your Husband, or that Special Man in your life. I always have a hard time trying to figure out what to get for my Dad. He already has almost everything it seems and I usually have a limited budget to shop with. Those things combined kind of poses a slight problem. Today we will discuss some Father’s Day Gift Ideas that can fit into any budget.

Types of Dads

There are several types of Dad’s. First, we need to determine what category yours falls into.  Does your Dad like outdoor activities like hunting and fishing? You know, the outdoor enthusiast. Their interests include hiking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, climbing, and camping. That’s definitely my husband! When one season ends another one begins.

Maybe your Dad is a car guy. It has been said that car enthusiasts eats, sleeps and breathes cars. I don’t know if this is true for all car lovers but I do know that most of them love keeping their ride clean and shiny and having the latest aftermarket parts and accessories.

Possibly your Dad is a sports fanatic. They love when it’s time for their favorite sports team to take the field or court. They get in front of the TV and yell and cheer their team to victory…At least we hope they win. If they don’t we will be dealing with an upset Dad or Husband for a few hours or more.

There are also many Golfer Dad’s out there too. They look forward to their T time every week. That is their time to relax and unwind and become one with nature (and the putting green).

Your Dad might be a combination of these or he might not fall into any of them. Either way, we will find something that your Dad or Husband will love!

Outdoor Sportsman

  1. Waterproof Dry Bag– Waterproof bag will keep all camping or hiking gear dry.
  2. Emergency Survival Kit– This includes it all, a firestarter kit, a fishing kit, knife and other necessities.
  3. BBQ Gloves and Meat Claws– I’m definitely getting my Husband these.
  4. Camping Cookware Set– Small compact cookware and bowl set.
  5. Solar Power Lantern Set– Set of two solar powered lanterns with charging port for Android devices.
  6. Beer Belt Holster– No description necessary.
  7. Fishing Rod Organizer– He can keep all his rods organized and in one place.
  8. BBQ Tools Set-Heavy Duty grilling tools.
  9. BBQ Grill Cleaning Tool– Handy tool to help clean the grill.
  10. Fishing Tackle Kit– Assorted lures and storage box.

Car Enthusiast

  1. Tire Coffee Mug– Cute mug for his coffee or other hot beverage.
  2. Roadside Emergency Kit– Everything he needs in case of emergency.
  3. Car Cleaning Kit-Complete cleaning kit.
  4. Car Wash Foam Gun-Attaches to the water hose.
  5. Radar/Laser Detector – Every speed demon needs one of these.
  6. Bluetooth Speaker Phone– I think every car needs hands-free phone operation.
  7. Ventilated Seat Cushion-This can be used at home or in the car.
  8. Car Mount for Smartphones– Another great hands-free option.
  9. Car Cover– To cover up his prized possession.
  10. Navigation System-For the Dads who aren’t great with directions.

Sports Fanatic

  1. Football Tee-Favorite team tee.
  2. MLB Team Hat-Team hat to wear on game day
  3. Tailgating Table-Great for tailgating with friends
  4. Grilling Tools-Perfect for tailgating.
  5. NFL Team Hoodie-Great to keep warm on those cool game days.
  6. NFL Grill Cover-Protect the grill and show some love to his favorite team.
  7. Sports Cooler-Essential for game time.
  8. Insulated Can Holder-Keep drinks cold and refreshing.
  9. Travel Binoculars-Great for taking to games.
  10. Tabletop Grill-Perfect for tailgating.

Golf Lovers

  1. Office Desk Set-Great for work or home.
  2. Portable Golf Putting Travel Set-Dad can take his favorite game on the road.
  3. Driver Tracking System-Perfect for the gadget-loving Dad.
  4. Swing and Stroke Analyzer-Help Dad perfect his game.
  5. Personalized Golf Ball-Crystal engraved set.
  6. Leather Bound Golf Log-Embossed with your Dad’s name.
  7. Golf Bag Cooler-Great to take on the go.
  8. Golf Club Cleaning Kit-Dad can keep his clubs in tip-top shape.
  9. Wine and Cheese Gift Basket-For the wine lover.
  10. Rosewood Finish Golf Set-Very nice golf set.

Gift giving doesn’t have to be hard. Something unique or something that your Dad wouldn’t buy for himself is always a nice choice. Gift cards and clothing are other options. Whatever you chose just remember that it’s the thought that counts. Most Dad’s would just love to get to spend the day with you. We can’t put a price on time spent with our loved ones. It’s invaluable. The greatest give that we can give is ourselves.

I hope you all you Dads out there have an amazing Father’s Day spent making wonderful memories with your children and family!

Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

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Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

It’s finally summertime and kids everywhere are jumping for joy at the thoughts of staying up late, sleeping in and playing video games all day. Consequently, we have parents everywhere that wondering just what the heck they’re going to do with these hyper kids all summer long. I remember those days. You’re excited to spend time with them and you’re also dreading it just a little. Oh, it’s okay. You can admit it. We all feel the same way. Today we will come up with some ideas To Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer!

I remember the days when my kids were in school. All they wanted to do was to have someone over, go somewhere, or sit in front of the TV with a game controller in their hands for hours. It seemed to be a challenge to find something that they both wanted to do…at the same time.

Plan Your Day

Planning your day in advance will help out in a number of ways. I recommend planning a week in advance. First of all, it will get the kids excited. They will have something to look forward to. I like having a calendar on the refrigerator. You could even plan lunches for the week and put them on the calendar as well as the daily activities. I think it’s great to keep kids on a consistent schedule. That way it won’t be so hard when the first day of school rolls around. Kids really do like schedules. They may not ever admit it but they do.

Below are some of my recommendations. Having lived (and survived) through those years, I’ve gained a little insight and a lot of hindsight. I was a young Mom and not all that wise. Looking back there are a lot of things that I wish I’d have done differently with my kids. The main thing is to make fun memories and to keep them active and keep the electronic out of their hands! Also, keep them on a consistent sleeping schedule. I remember my kids sleeping half the day away sometimes. At the time I was okay with it as bad as that sounds. While it gave me time to get my work done I regret it now. I wish I had planned more activities.


When I say activities I don’t mean going to a lot of expensive places. I don’t think that’s good for kids either. I know some parents that are always trying to come up with the next great fun place to take their kids to. The next more grand and expensive than the last. They are constantly trying to “top the last trip”. This behavior only spoils kids in my opinion. They shouldn’t be raised to think that they have to always be going somewhere grand or expensive. Those trips are great and I think they should be taken, however, the best memories are made when you’re one on one with your kids. The things that actually cost the least most of the time end up being the most memorable to the kids.

Indoor Activities

  • Board Game
  • Color
  • Watch a Movie
  • Read a Book
  • Bake Cookies
  • Paint
  • Build a Fort
  • Make a Craft
  • Play Cards
  • Go to the Library
  • Puzzles

Outdoor Activities

  • Play Ball
  • Throw a Frisbee
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Water Balloons
  • Make a Bird Feeder
  • Plant Flowers
  • Grow Some Vegetables
  • Lawn Games
  • Have a Picnic
  • Go to the Park
  • Go Swimming

Get Kids Involved With Cleaning

I know this sounds crazy but you can actually give them chores to do and then reward them at the end of the day for their contribution. Some kids really love to help around the house. My youngest nephew loves working! It’s crazy but he actually asks for things to do…Why couldn’t he have been my kid?

Another great thing about having the little ones help out is that it teaches them responsibility. I stayed at home with my kids when they were young and I ended up doing everything for them. I thought I was making life good for them but it was actually a disservice to them. That’s definitely one thing I wish I could go back and change.

And it goes without saying, getting those kids to help out with chores will take a little of the load off you!


Volunteering with the kids is another awesome thing to do. You could pick up trash at your local park or ball field. Animal shelters are another option depending on the age of your children, of course. Another great thing is to go to your local nursing home or assisted living facility and spend some time with the residents. If you contact the facility administrators they will most always allow visitors to come in to read to the residents or to bring them baked goods.


Whatever it is that you decide to do, Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer! I hope that you have an amazing fun-filled summer with your kids and all your family!